[Which is why they are kicking butt in Afghanistan.] Leaders of al-Qaida lost some control of the terror network last year due to the arrests and deaths of top operational planners, but the group remains the most prominent terror threat facing the US
The U.S. military said it has issued new orders to private contractors in Iraq to crack down on violations of human trafficking laws involving laborers brought in from around the world to work on American bases and other sites. An inspection complete
The Arizona End The War Now Coalition will be holding a march and picket line Saturday April 29, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Camelback Road from 24th Street to 22nd Street, the location of Senator Jon Kyl's office.
The U.S. ambassador here on Monday urged war-weary Americans to dig in for the long haul: a years-long effort to transform Iraq and the surrounding region, now one of the world's major trouble spots. "We must perhaps reluctantly accept th
As many have learned the hard way, it is more important to watch what the Bush administration does rather than believe what it says. There are troubling signs that the Bush administration wants to make the U.S. presence permanent in Iraq. According
[After the election, suckers!] As the top U.S. commander in Iraq suggested today that the US would soon reduce the number of troops in Iraq, Pentagon planners said they hoped to pull more than 30,000 troops out by the end of the year, and possibly by
The Senate voted Wednesday to divert some of the money President Bush requested for the war in Iraq to instead increase security on the nation's borders and give the Coast Guard new boats and helicopters. Senators also ignored a White House ve
Qatifq, Saudi Arabia - The conflict in Iraq has begun to spill over onto this hardscrabble, sunburned swath of coast, breathing new life into the ancient rivalry between the country's powerful Sunni Muslim majority and the long-oppressed Shiite m
At least seven US prisoners at Guantanamo Bay say they were transferred to countries known for torture prior to their arrival at the base, according to recently released transcripts from military commission hearings and other court documents.
It doesn‘t cost a lot to set up your own death squad in Iraq . Military uniforms, guns and even police vehicles are easily available to all comers in the markets of Baghdad. In a city where gangs of men dressed as police have killed dozens of peop
Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis has said that the US will “go for” Pakistan and Saudi Arabia after Iraq and Iran.
President Bush's top 2 national security officials made a surprise visit to Iraq, showing support for the emerging government as the top US military commander there said some US troops may be able to leave in the months ahead.
"The Americans should know that if they assault Iran their interests will be harmed anywhere in the world that is possible. The Iranian nation will respond to any blow with double the intensity," Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was qu
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he wants to divide his panel’s inquiry into the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq-related intelligence into two parts, a move that would push off its most po
Together they met US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and senior US military staff. Then they held a 50-minute meeting at Mr Khalizad's residence in the highly fortified Green Zone with Iraq's new Prime Minister-designate, Nouri Maliki.
The Army plans to charge Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, the former head of the interrogation center at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, with dereliction of duty, lying to investigators and conduct unbecoming an officer.
A few weeks later, after the no bid project had burned up all of the $75.7 million allocated to it, the work came to a halt. The project, called the Fatah pipeline crossing, had been a critical element of a $2.4 billion no-bid reconstruction cont
Terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi revealed his face for the first time Tuesday in a dramatic video in which he dismissed Iraq's new government as an American "stooge" and called it a "poisoned dagger" in the heart of the
The US armed forces are planning to stay in Iraq for at least a decade. The 38 square kilometres mini-city and airport Balad was the evidence that American forces were preparing for the long haul. With 27,500 landings and takeoffs a month, Balad is s
At least 6 joint U.S.-Iraqi inspections of detention centers, most run by Iraq's Shiite Muslim-dominated Interior Ministry. One US official said abuse of prisoners was found at all the sites. But U.S. troops have not responded by removing all the
A young former US Army sniper wearing a desert camo uniform, an Iraqi kaffiyeh and mirrored sunglasses scans a ruined urban landscape of smashed homes, empty streets and garbage heaps. His sand-colored hat bears a small regulation-style military patc
British paratroopers secretly operating in support of the SAS in Iraq are using American uniforms, weapons and vehicles as part of their cover. A company of more than 100 paratroopers has been working for six months in Baghdad. They have repor
Bush also explained, in unusually stark terms, how his belief in God influences his foreign policy. "I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true," he said. "One, I believe there's an Almighty. A
The White House said that Al-Qaeda leaders were "on the run" as the emergence of a new tape from Osama bin Laden served as a vexing reminder of the US failure to track down the terror mastermind.
Justice Through Music, a national group that uses music to catalyze youth interest in U.S. politics, has announced a contest in which entrants are asked to submit music videos to accompany an anti-war song written by the indy rock band Op-Critical. T
While a majority of Americans say the Iraq invasion was a mistake, a majority of House members have indicated they'd rather not debate the war, or a U.S. troop pullout, on the floor of their chamber. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, says the d
The plans each run more than 100 pages and cover a wide range of overt and clandestine military activities, including man-hunting, intelligence gathering on terrorist networks, attacks on terrorist training camps and recruiting efforts, and partnerin
Britain's defense secretary warned on Sunday that any let up on militants could see the toppled Taliban regime and al-Qaida regain power in Afghanistan. As John Reid made his call during a visit to Kabul, gunbattles elsewhere killed five peop
Full Coverage: Iraq
The revolt by retired generals who publicly criticized Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has opened an extraordinary debate among younger officers, in military academies, in the armed services' staff colleges and even in command posts and mess